Deepika Kumari in women individual final of WC

Kolkata: Promising Indian archer Deepika Kumari has made the final of the women`s recurve individual event of the World Cup Stage 2 at Antalya. She will play Korea`s Lee Sung Jin in the summit clash tomorrow.

According to the information received here, the 18-year-old defeated Chinese Taipei`s Lin Chia-En 6-1 in the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, she had beaten Karina Winter of Germany 6-0 Thursday. However, all the men`s recurve archers and men`s and women`s compound archers fell by the fourth round.

National compound men`s champion Rajat Chauhan of Rajasthan reached the quarterfinals only to lose to Braden Gellenthien of the US in the tie-breaker. Both archers shot 144 points each. In the one-arrow tie-breaker, both scored a 10 each. The American won the contest as his shot was found to be closer to the centre.

The Indian men`s recurve team who ended fifth with a total of 2012 points will compete in the team elimination Friday. The Indian women`s recurve team finished seventh with 1920. The men`s compound team ended eighth with 2086 as the women`s team was sixth with 2024.

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